Typically the fur characters are animals such as Mickey and Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pooh.
There are a few “human” fur characters, notably Captain Hook and the Incredibles, but these are less common.
Face characters include all of the princesses, Peter Pan, Jack Sparrow, Mary Poppins and more.
Other than appearance, one of the key differences between face characters and fur characters is that face characters talk, while fur characters generally do not. There’s no exact count of the number of characters that have appeared in the Disney World parks.
Over the years, something on the order of several hundred different characters have visited Walt Disney World.
On a typical day now, you’ll usually find a few dozen different characters in the parks.
There are a number of unofficial/amateur/fan websites that track character appearances in the parks. OK, there’s no big list, but can you give me a general idea about which characters are usually available? During most of 20, the following characters made frequent appearances in a guest greeting capacity at Walt Disney World.
Also, there are many characters that appear in the parks only as part of parades or stage shows, but do not typically participate in guest greeting opportunities.
And you may just find random characters appearing in the parks.
I’ve recently gotten spur-of-the-moment photos with Pinocchio & Gepetto and the Country Bears at the Magic Kingdom and with Jiminy Cricket and Thumper at the Animal Kingdom. How do I find out which characters I can meet right now?
When you enter the Disney parks, grab a copy of the free Times Guide.
These will be located with the maps at the front of the park, as well as at the registers of some of the larger stores on property.
If you have questions/concerns, stop by the guest relations office at the park to inquire. These include: Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary resort, the Adventurer’s Outpost at the Animal Kingdom, Tusker House at the Animal Kingdom, the Character Spot at Epcot, the Garden Grill dinner at Epcot, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ at Fort Wilderness, the Town Square Theater in the Magic Kingdom, the ‘Ohana breakfast at the Polynesian resort, and others.